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People are now complaining about free food handouts - not enough gluten or dairy free
The sense of entitlement Jesus. Charities don’t owe you shite.

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SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a local food pantry, she mustered up the courage to ask about gluten-free foods or dairy alternatives.

The response: “You got something.” The only things her daughter could eat were potatoes and salsa.

“It took, really, all of my strength to make it to the car,” she said. “I cried in the car and then I just thought to myself, ’We cannot be the only family, I cannot be the only mother, struggling with this.”

For the millions of Americans newly experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic, a particular crisis is hitting those with food allergies and intolerances: Most charitable and government food programs offer limited options.

While some pantries maintain gluten-free shelves or post allergen information, most were forced to limit clients choices last year, instead turning to contactless models where clients drive up and take a pre-made bag of food.

“Everybody deserves an equal opportunity to select their own foods,” said Carla Carter, director of outreach and programming at the National Celiac Association. But, she said, “COVID drastically changed that into: ‘Here’s a box of food, good luck.’”


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Those signing up for government assistance face similar problems. The program for women, infants and children - known as WIC - offers a substitute for peanut butter: It’s beans, not exactly useful for making sandwiches. Soy milk is a substitute for cow’s milk, but some people, like Brown’s child, can’t have either. Food stamps, or SNAP, let families choose what to buy, but specialized foods - like gluten free bread or sunflower seed butter - are often far more expensive. In some stores, the latter costs triple the cost of store-brand peanut butter, gluten free flour costs four times a standard bag, and even the cheapest dairy milk alternatives are often double the price.


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Charitable food programs can start with a few simple questions she said: “Are you on a special diet? Are there any foods that bother you?”


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I can't eat this meat, it isn't wagyu


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When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a local food pantry, she mustered up the courage to ask about gluten-free foods or dairy alternatives.

The response: “You got something.” The only things her daughter could eat were potatoes and salsa.

“It took, really, all of my strength to make it to the car,” she said. “I cried in the car and then I just thought to myself, ’We cannot be the only family, I cannot be the only mother, struggling with this.”


I can understand how this would be upsetting. You don't know why she's there. Maybe she had a job good enough to get by 18 months ago.

Contrary to the belief of this board, some people actually can't eat gluten or dairy.

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“Everybody deserves an equal opportunity to select their own foods,” said Carla Carter, director of outreach and programming at the National Celiac Association.


This is bull shite though
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I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask the question as a recipient or to strive to have options as a charity—- but I certainly wouldn’t shame anyone for not being able to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions when trying to feed the masses for free.


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So beggars can be choosers?


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Beggars can’t be choosers

ETA devil dog beat me to it
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i remember the evacuees in the superdome whining about having to eat free hotdogs.


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entitlement


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2-year-old with multiple food allergies

doesn't check out.


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re: People are now complaining about free food handouts - not enough gluten or dairy free
Food banks do purchase a good bit of their stuff in addition to what's donated, so it's not like they couldn't choose more items that help those with dietary restrictions. I know people make fun of gluten-free, but this makes me think of seniors that need low-sodium or sugar-free too.

I want to think of her as a little entitled, but I just can't bring myself to sneer at someone that is trying to feed their children. I don't know her situation.
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some people actually can't eat gluten or dairy.

it interferes with their fibromyalgia meds


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Some people actually get sick from dairy or gluten, I don’t think they are being ungrateful if they are citing allergies


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food insecurity




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The sense of entitlement Jesus. Charities don’t owe you shite.


They ONLY have it because people capitulate to it.

The response should be the same one many of our parents gave us growing up when we bitched about what was for dinner. "This is what we have for dinner. You can either eat it or not. I don't care. But I'm not making you anything else"

Hunger is used to a pretty good motivator. If your child needed gluten then maybe you ought to find a way to earn money to provide it.

The downfall of the US will be the ever ending desire to eliminate negative consequences of poor decisions.

"I borrowed more money than I could ever afford to pay back." YOU need to forgive my debt.

"I don't want to earn a living to provide my child with the food she needs." So YOU need to provide it for her.

"I took no precautions whatsoever before having sex." "Get this 'clump of cells' out of me"


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“Everybody deserves an equal opportunity to select their own foods,”


Everyone has an equal opportunity. It’s called getting a job. Believe it or not people have choices. You can fall on hard times and need help but it doesn’t mean you have to live a lifetime on handouts.


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The response should be the same one many of our parents gave us growing up when we bitched about what was for dinner. "This is what we have for dinner. You can either eat it or not. I don't care. But I'm not making you anything else"


If it made you violently ill I don't think that would be the attitude

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The downfall of the US will be the ever ending desire to eliminate negative consequences of poor decisions.



Yes, a 2 year old having allergies is a direct repaonse to poor decision making


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fricking democrats, all of them.


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I approve this rant.


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When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old


The complaints should be about people having kids who can't afford them.

Not sure why this should be someone else's problem, or fault.


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